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Archive - June 2010

The Magic of 10,000 steps

When you join Fitbit, the default goal we set for each member is the magical number of 10,000 steps a day (you can also choose to customize your goal).  And while this may not be the first time you’ve heard that goal, it might be more meaningful, and motivating, to understand its origins. The Japanese first started using the 10,000 steps a...

Find motivation and inspiration in Fitbit Groups!

Looking to add further motivation to your current routine or connect with others in a group goal?  Then our new feature may be just what you’re looking for! We just launched Fitbit Groups, and there’s already a great selection to choose from including: Fit Chicks! Fitbit 4 People with Pets 90%+ and Over Fifty (cheers to that!) You...

Water Break!


You can find the water logging tool on under the Log Food page. Most people are aware that water is an essential part of staying well and an overall healthy lifestyle, but how much water to drink, and why it’s so important, might not be quite as well known. First off:  why is water so important?  Water makes up 60-70%  of your...